Healthy Bean Burgers

Beans are an excellent source of protein and these tasty, spicy Bean Burgers help beat the winter chill and aid detoxification, they make a lovely wholesome protein packed lunch or dinner. We should all aim for a handful of skin boosting protein at each meal, remember that protein provides the building blocks for our skin!

Beautiful Beans are choc full of protein and a good source of minerals, B Vitamins and fibre, which are all vital for clear, strong healthy skin.

This is my recipe that has evolved over a few years of experimenting!

Makes 4 Burgers

Ingredients

1 Red Onion or 2 Shallots, finely chopped

Half a cup of finely grated Courgette and Carrot

2 cloves of Garlic, crushed

Half tsp Mild Chilli Powder

Half tsp Smoked Paprika

half tsp Cumin

One tsp Marigold Vegetable Bouillon Powder

1 can Organic Red Kidney Beans in water, drained and rinsed – or Borlotti Beans/Bean Mix

Half a tsp of English Mustard Powder

2 tsp Tamari Sauce

1 tbsp Tomato Puree

Either 1 egg beaten or half a cup of Quinoa – an option for Vegans

2 tbsp of Olive Oil for frying

  • On a gentle heat, sweat the onions for about 5 minutes in a little of the Olive Oil
  • Add the grated Courgette and Carrot, Garlic, Chilli Powder, Cumin, Bouillion Powder and Smoked Paprika and cook on a low heat for a further 5 minutes, then transfer the mixture to one side
  •  Roughly mash the Kidney Beans in a bowl
  • Add the mustard, tamari sauce and tomato puree to the beans and mix well
  • Stir into the bean mixture the spice and vegetable mix and add your beaten egg or Quinoa – mix well
  • Wet your hands and form the mixture into 4 burgers
  • Fry the burgers on a low to medium heat for around 5-7 minutes each side until golden brown

Serve with a wholemeal Pitta bread and salad, or homemade coleslaw. For a dinner serve with Sweet Potato Wedges and steamed Brocolli.

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